When it comes to my hair, I follow the same rules as I do for my skin care – the more natural, the better. With the stress we live in and the rapidly changing weather conditions, our hair is often exposed to harsh external damage which can make it look dull and dry and in some causes even falling out. Faced with these challenges, I discovered the rejuvenation power of natural hair masks that can not only improve the structure of your hair but also bring back its shine and soft touch. My recipes are easy to make, affordable and do not require much of your time. There is only one ‘concern’ to bear in mind – protect your clothes and do not follow the temptation to have a taste – this is hair food:).
1. Beer treat for strong hair
Mix 2 tablespoons of beer with an egg and massage onto wet hair. Leave for 20-30 minutes and then rinse off and shampoo as usual. This will give back strength to tired hair. Don’t worry your hair won’t get drunk from this amount:) In fact, the barley from the beer will nourish the roots while the egg will make the ends shine. This mask is also brilliant for brunettes as the beer ingredients highlight the brown shades.
2. Honey sweetness for glossy hair
Stir 4 glasses of warm water and 1 tablespoon of honey melt. It is a leave-in lotion after shampooing that would give your hair great shine. If you are blonde you can add some lemon to enrich your highlights.
If you want to further nourish the hair you can also mix 3 tablespoons of honey and 5 teaspoons of olive oil or almond oil and lightly massage the ends first and then the rest of your hair. You can also add 2 tablespoons of yoghurt. Wrap your hair up in a hot wet towel and wait for 30 minutes. You then rinse off and shampoo with warm water.
3. Nutritional food for dry and dehydrated hair
Mix 1 teaspoon of olive oil, 1/2 banana, 1 egg yolk and 3 avocados. For best results, try your kitchen blender.
Massage roots to ends and leave for 60 minutes using a hot towel around them. Rinse off and shampoo as usual.
You can repeat 2-3 times a week for unbelievable silky hair.
4. Juicy Lemonade for extra shine
For shiny hair you can also squeeze out half a lemon in 4 glasses of water and 2 tablespoons of apple vinegar. Use after shampooing, wet your hair with that “lemonade” and leave for 5 minutes before rinsing it off. If you remove the vinegar, you can make this your daily shine spray by pouring the mix into an old empty bottle with a spray mechanism.
5. Hair Fiesta
You will need to blend 4 teaspoons of sunflower oil, 1/2 avocado, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, 1 egg yolk and 1 tablespoon of yoghurt.
Spread this well in dry hair, get a hot towel around and leave for 30 minutes or even overnight. The hair will be fully rejuvenated and will give you a well-deserved shine.
6. Stop the naughty split ends
Mix 1 teaspoon of honey, an egg yolk and 2 teaspoons of olive oil and spread on the ends carefully. Leave it for about half an hour and then shampoo as usual. Even better results if you use aluminium foil around ends.
As you can see the majority of masks require at least 20 minutes and wrapping a hot towel around them speeds up the rejuvenation process. For best results, I even leave the mask for longer – it is all natural, so rest assured – no damage to the hair. Give them a try for a few weeks and see the results yourselves. Your hair will thank you for this effort:)
With health & balance,